Ballon d'Or

Kylian Mbappe claimed it is a "big lie" to say players do not care about winning the Ballon d'Or as he named Karim Benzema and Sadio Mane as his main…
Kylian Mbappe suggests Karim Benzema would have to "stop thinking about the Ballon d'Or forever" if he did not win the top individual award this year. Benzema is the favourite…
Lionel Messi says there can be "no doubts" Karim Benzema would be a worthy Ballon d'Or winner after the Real Madrid star cemented his frontrunner status with Champions League glory.…
Kylian Mbappe will not have long to wait until he wins the Ballon d'Or, according to Barcelona great Patrick Kluivert. Mbappe was widely expected to join Real Madrid when his…
Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put his failure to land a Ballon d'Or award down to not fitting the "Mr Perfect" mould of perennial winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.…
The Ballon d'Or voting process will undergo a number of reforms ahead of the next ceremony, it was announced on Friday. France Football editor-in-chief Pascal Ferre confirmed in L'Equipe there…
Zlatan Ibrahimovic insisted he does not need to win the Ballon d'Or to prove the Milan star is the best. Ibrahimovic has won league titles with Ajax, Inter, Barcelona, Milan,…
Robert Lewandowski has continued with business as usual despite disappointment at the 2021 Ballon d'Or awards, according to Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann. Lewandowski had to settle for second…
Ballon d'Or 2021 winner Lionel Messi has said that runner-up Robert Lewandowski deserved a Ballon d'Or of his own for his exploits last year. Messi claimed the coveted award for…
Cristiano Ronaldo lost ground in his quest to claim more Ballon d'Or awards than his rival Lionel Messi, finishing sixth while the Argentine claimed a historic seventh award. It is…
Lionel Messi has edged out Robert Lewandowski to the 2021 Ballon d'Or award, a seventh of his magnificent career. World football's most prestigious individual accolade was back up for grabs…
Lionel Messi has won a record-extending seventh Ballon d'Or after beating Robert Lewandowski to the most sought-after individual prize in football. The Paris Saint-Germain star may have endured a somewhat…
Lionel Messi has won a record-extending seventh Ballon d'Or after beating Robert Lewandowski to the most sought-after individual prize in football. The Paris Saint-Germain star may have endured a somewhat…
Barcelona and Spain midfielder Pedri has won the Trophee Kopa at the Ballon d'Or ceremony after a superb year for club and country. The award is presented to the best…
Barcelona and Spain midfielder Pedri has won the Kopa Trophy at the Ballon d'Or ceremony after a superb year for club and country. The award is presented to the best…
Cristiano Ronaldo has criticised France Football after their editor-in-chief stated the Manchester United forward's priority is to retire with more Ballon d'Or awards than Lionel Messi. Ronaldo and Messi are…
Neymar, Harry Kane and Erling Haaland are among the most notable players to have missed out on the top 10 of the Ballon d'Or. The first 20 names from the…
Robert Lewandowski can consider himself hard done by. The Bayern Munich striker would almost certainly have won his maiden Ballon d'Or in 2020, only for France Football to decide not…
Bayern Munich defender Dayot Upamecano said Robert Lewandowski and Real Madrid star Karim Benzema are both worthy of this year's Ballon d'Or. Lewandowski and Benzema are among the nominees for…
Marco Rose believes Erling Haaland deserves his Ballon D'Or nomination, with the Borussia Dortmund head coach insisting he would vote for the "extraordinary" star. Haaland is among the 2021 Ballon…
Karim Benzema deserves to become the first French winner of the Ballon d'Or since Zinedine Zidane – and that verdict comes from Zidane himself. Real Madrid striker Benzema, who has…
Julian Nagelsmann fired a warning to defences across Europe by claiming Robert Lewandowski has a long time left at the top level – insisting the Ballon d'Or should come his…
Sergio Aguero needed Lionel Messi to tell him why he was being continually overlooked for Ballon d'Or honours. Despite scoring a record 260 goals for Manchester City, Argentine striker Aguero…
After not being awarded in 2020, the Ballon d'Or – football's most prestigious individual award – is back up for grabs this year. Argentina superstar Lionel Messi is the overwhelming…
Gianfranco Zola believes midfielder Jorginho would be a deserving winner of the Ballon d'Or despite Lionel Messi's claims on the award. Jorginho finished the 2020-21 campaign as Chelsea's leading Premier…
Having been scrapped last year due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, the Ballon d'Or returns in 2021. With Euro 2020 and the Copa America rescheduled for this year,…
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